Family plead for donors in search for bone marrow match

THE family of a 21-year-old man suffering from leukaemia yesterday issued an urgent plea for people to donate blood samples in order to find a compatible bone marrow donor.

The 21-year-old is currently being treated at the Makarios hospital and efforts to find a bone marrow donor from his family and the bank at the Karaiskakio Foundation have borne no fruit.

The family urged people living in the area around Kalopanayiotis, Oikos, and Klirou to donate blood thus increasing the chances of finding a donor.